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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Louisiana

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, February 26, 2015

Honduran National Pleads Guilty to Violations of the Federal Gun Control Act

U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that DENNIS NUNEZ-LACAYO, age 28, a citizen of Honduras, pled guilty yesterday to a one-count Indictment for violations of the Federal Gun Control Act.

According to court records, on or about June 4, 2014, NUNEZ-LACAYO, an alien present illegally in the United States, was found in possession of a firearm.

NUNEZ-LACAYO faces a maximum term of imprisonment of ten years, a fine of $250,000, three years supervised release after imprisonment, and a $100 special assessment.   U.S. District Judge Susie Morgan set sentencing for June 3, 2015.

U.S. Attorney Polite praised the work of the Homeland Security Investigations of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, in investigating this matter.  Assistant United States Attorney Spiro G. Latsis is in charge of the prosecution.

Updated September 2, 2015